Why don’t you become a Community Councillor?
As a councillor you can become a VOICE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY and affect real change. It helps if you're a "people person" who enjoys talking to other residents but, more importantly, you need to have the concerns and best interests of the community as a whole at heart.
Councillors have THREE MAIN AREAS OF WORK:
- Decision-making: through attending meetings and committees with other elected members, councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented;
- Monitoring: councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working;
- Getting involved locally: as local representatives, councillors have responsibilities towards their parishioners and local organisations. This often depends on what the councillor wants to achieve and how much time is available. Quite often councillors say that their duties occupy them for about three hours a week. Council meetings are always held in the evening
Each candidate must complete a NOMINATION PAPER, signed by two electors for the ward in the Village you are standing. You must also give, in writing, your consent to your nomination. No deposit is required to stand as a candidate in an election to a local authority. Wrexham County Borough organise local elections.
AM I QUALIFIED TO STAND?
You have to:
- Be a British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union,
- Be 18 years or older on the day you become nominated for election, and
- Live or work in Coedpoeth.